They keep going—and they need you!
Since mid-March, Science Club for Girls has adapted quickly and creatively to offer virtual programs and continue serving girls in grades K-12 to succeed in STEM and beyond. Our young scientists have shown incredible resilience and determination to keep learning, lifting each other up, and pursuing their dreams. You can support the girls in Science Club and their virtual learning by making a donation today.
Virtual Summer Rocketry Program
This summer, Science Club for Girls is offering a free, 2-week VIRTUAL rocket program to twenty rising 6 - 9th graders! Registration is now full, but you can still apply to be added to the waitlist.
Empowering girls to embrace STEM through meaningful mentorship and free, hands-on experiences
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What We Know
An achievement gap exists between well-resourced and economically-stressed children from the moment they begin school.
Research on how children learn shows that learning that happens outside of the traditional classroom helps students see the relevance of academic subjects and leads to deeper interest, which in turn directly impacts achievement.
The achievement gap between black and Hispanic students and their white and Asian peers was evident in the 2017 Next Generation math MCAS scores
The number of white students whose scores exceeded the standards was four times higher than black or Hispanic students, and the number of black and Hispanic students who did not meet the standard was almost three times as high as white students.
Research shows that girls begin to associate boys with science and math as early as grade two, and middle school is often when stereotypes and harmful associations cause many girls to avoid STEM subjects.
Economic Policy Institute 2015.
National Research Council 2009, 2011.
Department of Education 2017 profiles http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/nextgenmcas.aspx
Cvencek, D., Meltzoff, A.N., and Greenwald, A.G., Child Dev. 2011 May-Jun;82(3):766-79.